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Mikel Arteta disappointed with Arsenal's end product in the north London derby.

'In the end, it is about the end product,' says Gunners manager Arteta.

Mikel Arteta is worried about Arsenal's lack of goals. [Getty]
Mikel Arteta is worried about Arsenal's lack of goals. [Getty]

Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was so disappointed with how his team fell to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Brilliant goals from Heung-min Son and Harry Kane downed Arteta’s Gunners at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium yesterday, meaning the north London Reds have now registered sixth defeats already in the 2020-21 Premier League campaign.

The Gunners had plenty of possession but couldn't convert that control into clear-cut chances, and the result leaves them in 15th spot in the Premier League table after registering 13 points from 11 games.

The return of midfielder Thomas Partey gave Arsenal confidence, but the Ghana international pulled up just before half time, moments before Kane fired home the second goal of the game. It was a big blow for the awayside that played better in the second half but couldn’t break down Spurs.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Arteta admitted Arsenal's end product wasn't up to par.

"This is football. They scored a wonder goal and the second we got done on the break because Thomas Partey was not in position, he was injured," the Spaniard said.

"I saw a team full of passion, dominating the team and creating chances but in the end, it is about the end product and that is why they are top of the table. I think we had 44 crosses."

On trying to get Thomas Partey back onto the pitch, he replied: "I wanted him on the pitch doing whatever he could for the team in that situation. Anyway he could not carry on playing. 

"Maybe we were a little too cautious with Son but it was a wonder goal. It is what they do really well, they did it once because the second we were a man down.

"The fight and the spirit and the way they played in this stadium is to applause but it is not enough to win football matches because we are not scoring goals."

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